I'm knitting away for Loopy Academy. This semester's homework is due at the end of the month and I have one done, one needing felting and one that is still on the needles. The problem is, the one still on the needles fits my girth but not my height.
This leaves me with a quandary. I am not sure what to do. And then it dawned on me. I will just reknit it once I figure out how to get it shaped right. Please note this one took no less than 12 skeins of fingering yarn, which means this was miles and miles of boring stockinette. Miles and miles.
This does make me nuts about patterns. Just because I am a 2XL or 3 XL does not mean that I am really tall. I am really round. Frankly I am the shape of BB-8, the new Star Wars droid (and my total infatuation). I am round and have a round head.
However, I love this pattern. Seriously love it. To the point of thinking through the error of the length of it and turning it into a cardigan for spring. So when I realized I could just reknit the current pullover, I felt better. I can't wear the thing until like October anyway.
So the goal this time will be to make a swatch with the stripes in the order I think they should go and to fake out a button band on the sides of the swatch to see if that idea will work. I am not making the cardigan out of just two color like I am the pullover. I actually have stashed a ton of cotton in a myriad of fun colors, usually 2 50g balls of each color. For 2 colors I accidently bought duplicates, so I have 4 50g balls of some stuff. So this thing will have some wacky striping to it. And frankly I think my wardrobe could use it.
After the stripe order is determined, then I will figure out the whole shorter length thing. I think I need the 3XL width and an XL length. I may even go short sleeve, ending right above the elbow. , but that decision can wait.
But first, I need to finish this semester's homework. Especially since I just ordered for Camp Loopy!